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Letter: Voter turnout was a disappointment

My family and I have been active in Roswell since 1974, and we appreciate all the fine things offered in this fair city. However,...

Letter: A choice between very different alternatives

There is justifiable outrage when mass shootings occur, but there is little attention paid to the continual individual loss of life in our cities....

Letter: Perform maintenance on buildings, pay first responders more

According to Mayor Kintigh the buildings currently housing the police and first responders are in need of an estimated $18 million in deferred maintenance....

Letter: Cost of proposed safety complex ‘excessive’

I want to give people my thoughts on this proposed new public safety complex. The $35 million cost is excessive. I would concede the...

Letter: Raising taxes won’t help attract future residents

I was impressed by the explanation of the Public Safety Bond and have a question. When the bond is paid off, will my tax...

Letter: Already looking ahead to the next election

Last week, there was extensive coverage of a man leading Chaves County deputies on a chase after almost running into some of those officers....

Letter: City should rethink approach, focus on quality of life issues

On Monday, March 3 voters will have a say in how the city spends a large sum of money. The city is proposing to...

Letter: Thanks to ‘Good Samaritan’ who returned lost purse

To the person that returned my purse: Last Sunday afternoon, my purse was left at Walmart due to a distraction. After returning home, I realized...

Letter: Could one shooting tragedy have been prevented by Red Flag?

Letter writer Donald Burleson is worried law enforcement can confiscate his firearms if he is observed yelling at his dog by a neighbor. Read...

Letter: Event speaker shared stories of inspiration

WESST, an SBA Women’s Business Center, would like to thank the Strive event speakers Hope Morales, Amanda Mason, Kim Stecklein Halstead, Christie Mann-Crocker, Tanna...

Letter: The environmental oligarchy versus New Mexico

The governor and the State Legislature have been wrongly influenced by the environmental oligarchy when it comes to the energy policies of New Mexico....

Letter: Roswell shouldn’t focus on ‘keeping up with Artesia’

The Safety Center: Sorry but there are more pressing issues than keeping up with Artesia, which is what this is all about. The mayor got...

Letter: Old bank building would make great municipal court

Yes, we need a new police station. The current location is a former bank building. Although it could be renovated it would require the...

Letter: Beware as ‘wind machines’ begin cropping up

Being a former West Texan, Roswell has always been dear to me. Now that I’m a permanent resident I feel very lucky. The panoramic...

Letter: Red Flag laws will wind up before the Supreme Court

Predictably, my concerns about the impending Red Flag Law have raised hackles among anti-gun people on the political left. However much one sugarcoats these laws,...

Letter: Red Flag bill: Would the right prefer lawmakers ‘stand idle?’

The red-flag gun bill in our state has been altered to allow only law enforcement officials and not family members to petition for confiscation...

Letter: There are ways to turn liabilities into assets

The president’s fiscal 2021 budget will not include funding for the licensing of Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository, a senior administration...

Letter: Spending beyond the city’s means

Roswell’s debt is astronomical! I therefore offer this opinion to the voters. The new proposed command center is an attempt to put the cost...

Letter: The Silent Voice

You did not hear my voice As I screamed for life. You chose not to see my pain The color of my eyes- You did not hear my...

Letter: Why shouldn’t everyone have to give up Netflix?

Roswell voters should vote no on the Mayor’s $35 million dollar bond proposal. He has not given an adequate justification or need for such...

Letter: The Red Flag bill versus the ETA law

I have to agree with a recent op-ed’s description of our State House being conceptually challenged. I happen to believe it is even worse...

Letter: It’s important for everyone to be counted in 2020

Ten years ago at the time of the 2010 Census, I wrote a letter to the editor of the RDR concerning a community activist...

Letter: Lawmakers should have a ‘functioning brain’ — at least

It’s typical of our conceptually challenged State House that they could even be considering something so outlandish as the infamous Red Flag Law. Plausible...

Letter: Election season brings ‘constant playground squabbling’

The front page article in the Roswell Daily Record Jan. 28 goes on at length about who supported Donald Trump when. Who cares? It...

Letter: ‘Shall not be infringed’ — the wording is clear

The Democratic Party passed Jim Crow laws after the Civil War. These laws were designed to criminalize constitutionally protected behaviors, attitudes and beliefs. Jim...

Letter: ‘Red flag’ laws are not what you think

On the surface the idea of red flag laws, now called extreme risk protection orders, sound good, but the devil is in the details....

Letter: Beyond decommissioning a nuclear power plant

All power plants, coal, gas and nuclear, have a finite life beyond which it is not economically feasible to operate them. Generally speaking, early...

Letter: Another example of ‘our tax dollars at work’

The city of Roswell is attempting to override the rights of its constituents by rezoning the Avamere building on North Kentucky to a commercial...

Letter: Roswell can ‘be a better city than this’

In the Jan. 24 edition of the Roswell Daily Record Mayor Kintigh called our December crime statistics “disappointing” and “distressing,” as he well should...

Letter: Whether you’re voting yes or no, you should vote

Having over the last 13 years attended probably a majority of committee and city council meetings I have developed very strong opinions based on...

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